Roll-up Garage Door Maintenance Tips

1-2 hours

Complete these 3 easy maintenance projects for better garage door performance

Roll-up Garage Door Maintenance Tips

Garage doors are relatively easy to maintain. With periodic maintenance, your garage door can last for many years and provide protection for your vehicles, tools and hardware and outdoor power equipment.
 
This project guide highlights quick fixes for garage door wheels that tend to stick, friction between the door and door stop and opening and closing speed concerns.

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS PROJECT

1
Fix a wheel that gets stuck or binds in the track
Fix wheel gets stuck - Garage Door Maintenance Tips

• Reduce the friction between the door and the track by adjusting the track brackets.
• Loosen the nuts that hold the brackets to the door frame, and then make sure there’s about ¼ - ½ inch of play between the door and the tracks.

2
Reduce friction between the door and the door stop
Reduce friction between door - Garage Door Maintenance Tips

• Adjusting the track brackets can also reduce friction between the door and the door stop.
• To adjust the track brackets, loosen the nuts that hold the track to the brackets, and move the track until the door doesn’t bind.

3
Adjust the opening and closing speed
Adjust opening closing speed - Garage Door Maintenance Tips

• If the door opens too fast or slowly, adjust the spring tension.
• Block the door open with a pair of locking pliers, and then change the position of the S-hook on the track brace.